Awards

AABB is now accepting nominations for the 2021-22 AABB Memorial Awards cycle.

Submit a Memorial Award Nomination


Harvey Alter Tribute

On June 14, AABB hosted a virtual event to honor Harvey J. Alter, MD, a member of the AABB community who received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. During the event, members of the blood community paid tribute to Dr. Alter and celebrated his monumental career.


AABB celebrates the immense contributions of members of the blood and biotherapies community through our prestigious Awards program. Every year, AABB presents a variety of Awards to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to AABB and the field of transfusion medicine and biotherapies.

The individuals honored here have shown dedication to the field of transfusion medicine and biotherapies and have made significant contributions to advancing the field and improving the lives of patients and donors. AABB applauds their contributions and recognizes their important impacts on the field.

Beth Shaz, MD

“AABB’s Memorial Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the transfusion medicine and biotherapies communities. Throughout the history of AABB’s Memorial Awards program, many remarkable and influential leaders have been celebrated for their roles in advancing our field.”

— Beth Shaz, MD
AABB Past President